44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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New publication: Balogh Sándor: Citeraiskola [Learn to Play Zither]. In Hungarian, includes notation, explanations, accompanying CD. The original publication (Hungarian Institute of Culture, 1991) by the same name has been refurbished, expanded and republished – this time by the Óbuda Folk Music School. Students are encouraged to learn by reading music, as well as the traditional way – by ear (without using musical notation). The zither, as a relatively simple instrument to make and learn to play, was popular in rural Hungary from the late 1800s through the 1980s for traditional small family gatherings, to accompany singing and so on. Today in Hungary some 100 institutions offer zither instruction. From Balogh Sándor’s foreword in the book.